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." >> breaking news. not far from the united states embassy where rioters tore down the american flag. much more on that in a minute. flags flying at half-staff in memory of the united states embassy christopher stevens and three other americans killed last night at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. president obama has ordered that flags fly at half-staff across the united states and at embassies around the world until sunday night. i'm wolf blitzer in for piers morgan. earlier today, the republican challenger, mitt romney blasted president obama for what he characterized as, quote, an apology for america's values over the storming of the u.s. embassy in cairo. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> the president fired right back in an interview tonight with cbs news. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and name later, and as president, one of the things i've learned is you can't do that, that, you know, it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramific
the contrary. the outpouring of sympathy and support for ambassador stevens and for the united states, the governor of libya, and the people on the streets saying, how pained they are about this is much more reflective of the sentiment toward the united states than heavily armed mobsters. >> that's the case in libya. but not the case in egypt. since you brought up president morsi. let me get some clarification. president obama was asked about the relationship with egypt on wednesday and this is what he said. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they're a new government trying to find its way. >> the united states has sent billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayer money to egypt over the last few decades and, by definition, as you know, according to the state department, egypt is a major non-nato ally of the united states. why would president obama say that egypt is not an ally? >> well, first of all, the president has been very clear. everybody understands, that relationship remains the same and the president wasn't signaling any change
diplomates. including united states ambassador chris stevens in benghazi, libya, in what officials believe was a terrorist attack designed to coincide with the anniversary of september 11th. and joining us dan henninger, mary anastasia o'grady and, with the anti-american protests across the arab world this week, tell us about our standing in that part of the world, and the ferment in arabia? >> well, i think, paul, what's happening here is where essentially we came in when the arab spring began in egy egypt, tunisia and spread to other countries and the feeling at that time that came out the united states couldn't really support any of these movements in the arab spring because quote unquote, we don't know who these people are, which is to say that the united states, and including the state department, just was not that engaged with these countries at that time. now, when you think of how, to what extent egypt or libya since these transitions have been in the news, it's been basically not at all on their own, and still a piece with the obama administration's policy on foreign policy, to lo
. and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you. >> and that was secretary of state hillary clinton speaking at the state department about tuesday's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, saying that this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths and reminding people that the u.s. is a force for peace and progress and that this attack was by a small and savage group of individuals. we remind you that president obama will comment at the white house less than an hour from now. we will also bring you that statement live. this has been a cbs news special report. i'm norah o'donnell along with charlie rose in new york. for those of you in the west, our coverage of this breaking news story continues. >>> good morning. to our viewers in the west, it is wednesday, september 12th, 2012. welcome to ""cbs this morning." the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. we'll have complete coverage from the middle east to washington. >>> the white house denies the president is snubbing israel's prime minister
. >> warner: the president said the united states would work with the libyan government to track down the perpetrators. >> today, we mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> warner: for now, the pentagon ordered special units of marines to libya called "fast" teams, like this detachment shown training, to reinforce security at diplomatic sites in libya. and from tripoli, the president of libya's national assembly echoed the words of his american counterparts. >> ( translated ): we apologize to the united states of america and to the american people and to the whole world for what happened, and at the same time we expect the rest of the world to help us face these cowardly criminal acts. we refuse to use our country's land as a scene of cowardly reprisals. >> warner: those reprisals came apparently in response to internet clips of a film titled "the innocence of muslims" that crudely defamed the prophet muhamm
the united states rejects the efforts to denigrate religious beliefs of others, we must oppose the violence that took the lives of these public servants. again, the president will speak about this attack 10:35 eastern, we will carry it for you. and the u.s. embassy in cairo attacked. an american flag was ripped down and destroyed there and remember, we've given billions in aid to egypt. coming up in a few moments, ambassador john bolton will join us, where is america's mideast policy headed and should we keep paying? just this morning, germany's top court approved that nation's participation in a european bailout, paving the way for money printing in europe. and the markets like it. here is a look at dow futures, oil and gold. all of they will are up this morning, as of right now, they're all up. and they were up a whole lot more before the news of america's ambassador being killed in libya, before that news came out. we're up a lot more. we've got a big day for apple. a new iphone expected to be unveiled and mark zuckerburg, says it's time to double down on facebook, we're watching both bi
is that the undocumented would then stay in the united states. so some people not liking this. >>> a single mother of 4 losing big time against the big-time record labels in the minneapolis "star tribune." an appeals court reinstating a jury's decision to level. listen to this, a $222,000 judgment against jamie thomas rassett. the court reduced damages to $54,000. the recording industry accused her of illegally downloading more than 1700 files. >>> all right, while you were sleeping a decision made thousands of miles away that will have a dramatic affect on the world economy and your stock portfolio. yeah, a court across the world that holds the global economy in its hands. the story coming up. [ female announcer ] caroline penry began using olay total effects in 2001. since then, there's been one wedding, 2 kids, and 43 bottles of olay total effects. so in spite of 185 tantrums 378 pre-dawn starts and a lot of birthdays, caroline still looks amazing. thanks to the trusted performance of olay you can challenge what's possible. 60 years, millions of women, real results. but proven technologies allow nat
at this crisis? speak of the united state unites attacked september 11, 11 years ago, and united states attacked september 11 yesterday. what does that mean? the united states territories, the embassy, it was egypt and libya. were they coordinated attacks? when the president came out, as you rightly did, he should have followed that by saying these attacks are not going to be tolerated, we will hold the host governments responsible for this. some indication even in egypt there was advanced warning these attacks are coming which is why the americans had gotten out of that embassy. the president of the united states needs to say to those countries who will hold you responsible, have to protect our people, you have to have better protection of our people and if you don't do that we will reassess our relationship with you because if you don't stand strong right now, this is what happened to jimmy carter and why ronald reagan was elected. jimmy carter did not do something strong. he apologized, said let's try to negotiate and that is the kind of response i heard from president obama. dagen: did we ha
to building bridges between the united states and the arab and muslim world, particularly libya. and i think this is going to sour a lot of americans about the future trajectory of the middle east, about the direction in which the arab spring is headed. and i think particularly this is tragic for syrians. syrians who are now under siege or around 20,000 syrians have been killed by the regime of assad and i think many syrians were hoping for an outside intervention or outside aid to provide some type of save zones. and i think the reality is that after the united states and nato had gone into libya it oust gadhafi, i think there will be far less appetite to want on do anything in syria. >> probably also raises huge questions about money from america that is going to fund some of these governments particularly in egypt where it's $1.5 billion plus another billion that was being put together in a package right now. how do you think that plays out in congress at this point? >> that's absolutely right. egypt is a country which has i think the second or third largest aid package from the united st
about the u.s. response? what the united states is now doing? >> you mentioned it briefly, erin. right now, we've learned two navy warships are heading to the coast of libya. both of those are equipped with tomahawk cruise missiles. those are satellite guided and can be programmed to strike a specific target. now, when one got the order, it was just a couple of miles away. the other was a few day's sail. but we know that the u.s. had been conducted drone flights over libya for months. today, we learned that surveillance will be much more focused on trying to find the insurgent cell responsible for this attack. so, between the drone surv surveillance and these two ships, when they get there, that gives the administration some options. >> what's the response on the ground in libya to that, to the fact united states is sending in warships? marines? >> we have not heard a reaction yet from the government here. they have been busy electing a new prime minister amid this chaos and what seems to be a real disaster for the new libya, but i have spoken with ordinary libyans to get their reactio
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the united states to take a tougher stand against iran over its nuclear program. >> to ease tension he spoke for an hour with benjamin netanyahu. >> the world says wait there's still time. i say wait for what. >> flash floods, knocked out power to thousands in las vegas. >> oh, wow. oh, my goodness, guys. >> here we go. >> downtown l.a. when a chase came to a dramatic end between officers and the armed shootout. >> could kate be pregnant? she was toasting with water not wine. >> whoa. he got the ball. >> i know. >> this guy needs to be moved to a home. >> tell me what oprah smells like. >> smells like diamonds. >> let the buzz begin. apple is set to announcement the latest version of the iphone 5 today. >> enjoy those last five hours before your current iphone stucks. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." angry dispute over insulting islam's central figure. protesters burned down the american consulate in benghazi, libya. >> libyan officials say it killed the u.n. ambassador to libya and three of his staff. holly williams is in antakya, turkey. >> reporter: the ambassad
to continue working with the united states to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel in their countries. meanwhile, specially trained marines arrived overnight in tripoli as the fbi investigates if that rampage was ingood a coordinated attack. the u.s. consulate now abandoned was a villa in benghazi. killed in the tax was u.s. ambassador chris stevens. a state department information officer sean smith also died. u.s. officials believe the fire bombing of the u.s. consulate was a targeted terrorist attack planned for september 11th and not part of a spontaneous protest like another at the u.s. embassy in egypt where, again in cairo, there was rioting in the street. all over an obscure anti-islam video produced by a california film maker and posted on youtube. president obama condemned at tax and then went to the state department to mourn with employees there. hillary clinton said the libyan government was not involved. >> this was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of libya. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking
of the president of the united states. he deflects it and he attacks romney admitting this is a botched statement, holding the egypt government responsible for something like this is absolutely something they need to do if they want to have continued cooperation from the united states. >> and i want to ask peter brooks, old friend, so hillary says today in her comment that we reject these acts, quote, unquote, we reject these actions, but the president says later we will bring to justice. how he's going do that, i don't know. we will bring them to justice, peter brooks. what the hell does that mean? would you please tell me because to me, he is more interested in promoting these muslim states running through the art than he is promoting american influence and leadership in that region. that's what's got me really bugged, peter. how is he going to bring them to justice? >> i certainly can't channel president obama. i'm not the right person to do that. what i hope he means here is that the government of libya does not bring these guys to justice that we're going to take action including military ac
before about soaring oil prices and mitt romney and the plan to get the united states of america, energy independent by 2020. and the fact that the keystone pipeline locked by barack obama. off the coast of virginia, the obama administration is blocking the creation of new jobs and oil exploration, and the middle east and the strangle hold that the middle east has on our economy, will be a major issue in this election, and it's all about the economy. >> and it's all about the economy, and i want it know where we see mitt romney break out and take a convincing lead. and you said, incouple bent always lead at labor day, when does mitt romney jump out ahead. when? >> stuart, i think it's going to be a classic sweet 16 kind of final four matchup where you have an underdog, which clearly, any challenger, including mitt romney is an underdog that hits the three-point shot at the end and the grass roots win and we take our country back and that's how this is going to play out. >> i'm going to wait until october before i see a breakout. >> absolutely, and i did mix metaphors, basketball and foot
smoke coming out of the u.s. embassy. they have replaced the united state flag. there are also reports they have taken over an american school there as well. fox is trying to confirm all of this. it is similar to what we are seeing and other countries, in particular lebanon. at least one person was killed in the protest. many more were wounded. this comes as pope benedict xvi arrived in lebanon. protesters they were seen ripping up his picture ahead of his visit to lebanon. here in afghanistan, we feared there would be widespread violence. so far, those have not materialized. it has been very peaceful here in kabul. there are real concerns that the rights will spread to afghanistan or pakistan in the coming days. melissa: connor, thank you for that report. lori: these are trying times, that is for sure. let's see how the markets are reacting. nicole petallides is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole: we are keeping a close eye on some of the office product retailers. there is news. the first set of news is stapled it now has private equity firms interested in taking it p
of state tonight. addresses the united nations tomorrow. but he's also made some time in his very busy schedule to tape an appearance on "the view." not necessarily everyone is all that happy about that. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin. give us a little background here. >> reporter: hi, wolf. not everyone is happy because he's not taking any sitdown meetin with other heads of state, including with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the two leaders aren't even in new york city at the same time. the president is making this one a very quick trip before he hits the campaign trail again. heading into a big week, president obama was asked if he's under pressure from israel's prime minister to step up his efforts against iran. he told cbs -- >> i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the romney campaign bounced, accusing the president of a chronic disregard for the security of israel. and he's taking heat for this, too. the president arrived in new york a day ahead of his big speech to the united nations. and he sat down for
, is what the egyptian government is now demanding. >> calling on the united states to condemn americans who have engaged in critical speech towards muslims or hateful speech. and it reflects very deep, widespread unrest and skepticism. and even hostility towards the united states. >> the gruber institute adds that -- >>> google for its part will not remove the youtube video linked to the attack and the protests. but the company says it will block people from viewing the 14-minute clip in india and egypt, where it is incendiary. >> reporter: that's right. you know, the film is called "innocence of muslims." the film depicts the prophet mohammed as a fraud. google says the video will remain online because it is within the guidelines. it's a video nbc has chosen not to show. this is the executive director of the council for islamic-american relations. >> it's not the censorship. and as advocates, we believe this video should be left up. but also the right of people to protest, to speak out against it. >> reporter: this tech analyst believes that to take it off of youtube, it would encourage mo
. dagen: china looking to put an end to the united states domination of the western pacific by expanding its navy presence, forcing the u.s. to send a significant number of troops to the region in response. connell: fox news adam housely is with us now in san diego with the latest on that. adam? >> yeah, connell and dagen it's one of those stories that's kind of flown under the radar a bit because so much is going on in middle east and on going operations in afghanistan but it is extremely important in the pacific because china is doing what it can to really increase its reach if you will because they are going for more resources as we know and more influence in the region. over the course of the last 20 years they have increased their defense spending by 15%. and today they actually unveiled officially their first ever aircraft carrier, actually purchased from the russians and then refurbished by china. it is important because china because of this reach there are problems now with -- water gun attacks in the last days and as well as disputed islands with japan, both sending ships with
and commitments of the united states. i think the american jewish voters who support obama resonate to, whether wisely or not, they see in him a character whose values are in line with them and then will trust that his support for israel will get there. do i think a lot of people how have reason to question that the last three and a half years. yes, do i think the numbers are going to go down. >> yes. do i think that the obama campaign should worry about that. and not worry about it because of what it says about american jews. i think that america should worry about it because it says if they are weak about the relationship with israel that's not a jewish vote that's an american security thing that weakens all of us. >> i've got to bring up the issue of president obama's what some see as an apparent tilt towards muslims in the middle east. that's an apparent tilt. apparently to a lot of people, not to mention the refusal to meet with bb netanyahu. >> which i think was a terrible mistake. >> doesn't that lower the number of proportion of the jewish vote for president obama? >> i think it will. >
. it will threaten the elimination of israel. the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: after his remarks, he crossed town to the clinton global initiative where he addressed an issue with potential appeal to evangelical and women voters, human sex trafficking. >> that's slavery. it is barbaric and it is evil and it has no place in a civilized world. >> reporter: wolf, on other top foreign policy concerns, he addressed the crisis in syria, he mentioned the withdrawal of troops from iraq and the draw down from afghanistan and the trouble between israel and the palestinians. but that was all. he essentially was checking the box on all those fronts. and no mention at all of china. in essence, wolf, this was a speech about the two crises that have consumed foreign policy discussion during the u.s. campaign. the tension between israel and iran and now this most recent crisis in libya, wolf. >> with six weeks to go until the election, jessica, tomorrow i take it he's right back out there in the swing states out on the campaign trail? >> reporter:
of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done after this terrible mistake. make no mistake justice will be done. >> i have spoken to other officials they have gotten early signs from the obama administration to senator mccain that this in fact was a planned attack in libya and they are still investigating all of those leads. one is the potential that it was on the 9-11 anniversary. they don't want to jump into any conclusions yet. >>> they are no stranger to the comparisons in the way that president carter waffled in iran and original hostage taking. night and day a lot of differences obviously. how are they trying to distinguish itself from that debac debacle? >> they put secretary clinton out there first this morning. she gave comments even senator mccain your last guest as a republican accident out a sweek saying she hit the mark perfectly in his eyes in terms of dealing with the emotional aspect of this the ambassador and three other americans killed in addition to dealing with the u.s. i didn't see him send out something in respon
the united states of america. thank you. >> you've been listening live to secretary of state, hillary clinton, speaking there in washington, talking about the attacks, the deadly attacks a at the embassy in libya where four americans were killed, including our u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, who has bay area ties. that's a picture of him there. she says he will be remembered as a hero by many nations. she said this was an attack by a small and savage grew, not the government of libya. she said there were a lot of libya who helped the americans, taking them to the hospital. she also said the -- clinton said she has spoken to the interim president of libya. he's apologized and condemned this violence. clinton says a free and stable libya is still in their interest. they will not not -- they will not rest until those responsible for this are brought to justice and she also pointed out this happened on september 11th. we're going to continue to follow this story here throughout the morning on ktvu "mornings on 2" and in developing news in about 35 minutes, president obama will comment on
the president of the united states. there are things that can relieve the price of oil we are not doing. dagen: is it healthy that this is not the kind of shock that we saw in 2008 where it will spike above $100 a barrel, was $135 a barrel at the high. oil has remained relatively high for the american people in the last few years and got me chance to learn to live with it. >> that is true but also hurts everybody. certainly the lower end of the economy if you are a person who has to drive a long distance to work and you have to shell out that much more for your pay, it is a problem. natural gas is going to be a substitute that will have its day. we have an unlimited supply. dagen: would you invest in oil and commodities? >> i am already invested in oil and commodities to a great extent because as i said inflation is a genie in the bottle that will get out sooner or later and ben bernanke and all the politicians in the world can't bribe themselves enough to keep it in. dagen: it would take a healthy economy to trigger that and this economy is not. >> it does not take a healthy economy to trigge
to protest outside the united states embassy. once again, this is in cairo. earlier there, there was a peaceful glepeace ful demonstration. let's bring in stephanie trong who joins us with more. >> reporter: one expert says it doesn't matter what sets off these attacks, be it a koran burning or a controversial video, that there is so much hostility towards the u.s. in the middle east that anything can spark the violence. the other expert saying it's the reaction from the leaders in egypt that's truly troubling. >> terrorist groups operating in a country where there's no control. islamists who might use libya as a base for terrorist operations. >> reporter: allen winer says it refeels libya as a failed state. he says an even bigger worry is what was said outside of benghazi, the egyptian government's demands. >> by calling on the united states to condemn americans who have engaged in hateful speech towards muslims and it reflects widespread unrest and skepticism and hostility towards the united states. >> reporter: senior fellow thomas henrikson says now the u.s. may be war
,000 people have been massacred and the president of the united states doesn't even speak on their behalf. they believe that america is weak and we are withdrawing. that is what it is all about. >>neil: with the more violence the more the folks are inclined to say, to hell with him. i had ron paul on a couple of days ago and i mentioned to him, you thought it was a good idea to encourage the moderates throughout the middle east, particularly places like libya and he took a different view. listen to this reaction. >> it doesn't do any good. what good was the $40 billion or so we gave to mubarak in egypt? it fell apart. there is chaos there now. i would say it was a bad investment from the beginning. >>neil: that view is no more good money after bad? >>guest: i wish that senator paul, who has never traveled to that part of the world, would have been with me on july 7, me and ambassador stevens, when thousands of people in tripoli said, thank you america, thank you. look, the moderates just won the election in libya. this is an attempt of the extreme muslims to take over through use of arms
and the united states. libya, for example, has brought its oil industry back online. it is pumping more than i believe a million barrels a day. these are essential to the oil markets internationally and to the price of gas here in the united states. so it's not just oil. it's also international security. it is future of israel. it is our long-term interests in the middle east. melissa: is it working? i hear what you're saying and you look at pictures and see what happens, you have to ask yourself is it working? >> of course those of us who have been out there, we're shocked and we're obviously very, very saddened by these events and our first reaction of one, gee, why does this happen? what we have to do is first of all see what the governments will do in response to these attacks. they have an absolute responsibility to protect embassies and diplomatic establishments. this was not done at all in the case of egypt. the libyans tried. there was a major gunbattle with terrorists involved. we have to see in days ahead how these governments react. i think we should withold judgment on the next ste
to libya, chris stevens. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked t
of the health care in the united states continue to rise. annual premiums rose 4% for americans who got their insurance through work. the annual premium is close to $15,000. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg made his first public comments since may. he called the stock's performance disappointing but is remaining hopeful. facebook shares have lost nearly 50% of their value since the ipo. and let the buzz begin, apple is set to announce the latest version of the iphone today. industry analysts aspect the new iphone will have a larger screen, a smaller dock connector and faster processor. also likely to have a different face than the iphone 4. >> the 4s is iphone 4. you couldn't tell the difference. this is a phone you can see from across the room and know it's the newer device. >> reporter: the new iphone isn't just revving up gadget geeks. sales of the next generation smartphone could add up to half of a percentage point to the fourth quarter gdp. quite a product there. >> i know. it will help the whole economy. >> reporter: might bring me over. >> come hang with the cool kids. >> reporter:
their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and late
, from symbolic to severe. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: the sentiment crossed party lines. >> i join my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent americans. >> reporter: ambassador stevens was killed in a rocket attack at the u.s. consulate on tuesday, the same day that the u.s. embassy in egypt was attacked. libya said the crowd was angered by an online movie considered offensive to islam. >> we apologize to the u.s. and to the american people and to the government and also to the rest of the world for what happened yesterday. >> reporter: president obama says the attack will not break the bonds between the u.s. and libya, though he underscored the seriousness of the situation. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the u.s. has deployed a group of marines to libya to help secure facilities there. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says the administration's response to the attack sends mixed signals. >> the world
our grounds are being attacked and being breached, that the first response of the united states must be outrage. >> the administration sent mixed signals to those who attack our embassy in egypt and mixed signals to the world. >> reporter: now the world waits to see who will be held responsible for the death of a diplomat. and back to the politics of it all. you know, even some republicans are criticizing mitt romney for jumping into this so quickly while events were still unfolding. and mara, as of this morning, are still unfolding in the middle east. >> all right, tracie potts. thank you very much. >>> new census bureau figures on income, wealth, and poverty for 2011 paint a bleak economic picture. median household income dropped 1.5% last year to just over $50,000 a year. that's over 8% lower than in late 2007 when the recession began. in contrast, income for the wealthiest 20% of americans went up 1.6% last year. 2011's income gap between the rich and the poor grew to the widest in more than 40 years. and while a proportion of americans living in poverty did not rise for the firs
the united states, calling for more democracy. now, there is an ongoing clash here as some demonstrators are trying to attract u.s. embassy, which is right on the edge of this square and you can see fear gas being fired from egyptian security forces trying to keep the demonstrators away from the u.s. embassy wall. a similar scene today in yemen, as an angry mob attacked the u.s. embassy compound in the city of sanaa a state department official says that all u.s. personnel that the embassy in sanaa have been accounted for and appear to be safe. another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital, sanaa. they climbed the gate, set fires, and raised posters denouncing a once-obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in
that the united states is engaged in a war with islam and that the west is against islam. it's something that western politicians don't like to talk about and don't like to address. but it's what fuels the anger and the rage. and they're able to exploit that very easily, as was evidenced in libya. and that ideology is what is dangerous. so although one particular group may have been involved in planning the attack, the ideology fueling that kind of attack has come from a different place. and it's all over the world. it's a global threat. and some intelligence officials say it's not being dealt with aadequately. >> lara, that's an interesting piece in "the wall street journal" this morning about the ultra conservative islamist group that is a target of u.s. and libyan inquiries, the worry about this threatening the arab spring. how does this change u.s. policy in the middle east, since we've got protests in libya, egypt and now yemen this morning? >> u.s. policy in the middle east has been something of a roll of the dice since the arab spring began. it's been very clear to u.s. officials
showing the iphone could impact the entire united states domestic product. >> reporter: that's right. analyst jp morgan says it could boost the gdp by a half percentage point. answers should be later this morning when we find out what is at the center of this apple core. jay grarks nbc news, san francisco. >>> here is your "first look" at headlines around america. in florida, a dramatic end to a high speed chase after a car smashed into the back of another car before coming to a rest along i-95. two men and a teenager took off running. the trio may be linked to a series of burglaries. >>> in utah, a breach of earth -- strong thunderstorms were too much for the dike. the flooding forced evacuations. >>> in pennsylvania, heartless act of vandalism. the target, animals. a goat and horse were separate painted over the weekend. they are sitting on the farm. the owners think they tagged mailboxes. finally, could this be the future of our military? the pentagon backed darpa program has robot dogs. it could lighten the load for our troops. gps keeps them moving in the right direction. now, f
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